Hong Kong retail rents drop as Chinese shoppers stop

Tour groups visiting Hong Kong from China declined due to cross-border tensions and pro-democracy protests ealing a blow to the retailers. -Reuters

Malaysian bankers remain positive on capital raising

Bankers said opportunities still persist in investment banking despite its challenging landscape. -The Star/ANN

Scandinavian bank sees S'pore as springboard

The bank's plans also include digitisation and big data which could be used to offer more to customers. -ST

'There's value in property counters'

Maybank Kim Eng cites potential privatisation, easing of cooling rules. -ST

Singapore women ranked 4th in equality survey

Women in Asia do well in education and employment, but not leadership. -ST

How much did tycoon lose on St Regis unit?

Weaker yen may have shaved $3m from Katsumi Tada's $15.8m loss. -ST

How to become debt free in 5 simple ways

Take ownership of your debt right now, become debt free and get out of the debt spiral through these 5 simple steps. -MoneySmart

Only 15 per cent of home buyers qualify for the loan they need

Do you really want to take a gamble on your home purchase when it comes to applying for a home loan? -MoneySmart

Embarking on a full home renovation? Here's how to not screw up your finances

Save yourself a lot of grief by following these steps to budgeting and financing the transformation of your home from ghetto to glamorous. -MoneySmart

Nutritionists warn diners to be wary of Warren Buffett's "junk-food" portfolio

Following Warren Buffett's investment advice may be smart but nutritionists say that eating too many of the "junk-food" products made by companies he has invested in isn't quite as wise. -Reuters

Jaguar Land Rover to invest $1.2 billion in Britain

The announcement came after a plan to double a design and engineering centre in Whitley. -AFP

New law bans involvement of private firms

Private companies will no longer be allowed to be involved in acquiring participating interest in oil and gas blocks allocated for local governments. -Jakarta Post/ANN

Asian markets follow Wall St lower after US data

The news will likely put back the Federal Reserve's timeline on when to raise interest rates, fuelling fears about the global outlook.-AFP

Logistics sector looking good for Earn and Learn scheme

Initial signs are promising for the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme, which starts this year in four sectors. -My Paper

Decree to spur Vietnam investment across borders

The money will also cover the assessment, appraisement, choosing and hiring of foreign consultants to help assess and appraise their projects. -VNN/ANN


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